December 10, 2007 Subject:
This is one of the most natural sounding live tapes anywhere. I would give it 10 stars if I could! You have to have a playback system that can handle some serious bottom end but, if you can, I have experienced nothing closer to being at this show or the Somerville than this. I'll just say that I worked in the A/V-audiophile trade for while and my system that, if purchased new would come to about $12K (I paid about 1/3 of that:)and it is barely up to the task. Don't get me wrong, this sounds great on any playback system but to really get the feel of the room you need imaging and the ability to produce a bottom end that reaches down to close to a flat 20Hz. Still, What is not listed in the source is that the mics were actually run to either side of the 2nd floor reserve boxes directly in front of the PA stacks and each mk2~CMC6 (Schoeps omni directional mics)were suspended about 10' from each PA stack. Pure genius! One of the best Aud tapes I have ever heard pre 24 bit era. Cryptical>Other One>Cryptical>Recreational Chemistry>Four>Rebubula... Badass! Get it!